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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
123,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. recommended to get heater core and coolant flushed (1 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Passat AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012016

Passat GLX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

PASSAT HAS MORE PROBLEMS THEN ALL CARS TOGETHER THAT I HAVE OWNED FOR 40 YEARS THE LATEST IS NO HEAT AND JUST GOT IT BACK FOR SHOP FOR NEW COMPUTER, STOP DRIVING LIGHT, ON AND ON

- , Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 202011

Passat GLS 1.8t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Heater was not blowing hot air. Dealer told me to get heater core and coolant flushed for

400.00. There was a a lot of sediment in the system due to rust. Just one month later and with very little use of the heater (due to mild weather) it started to act up as in

being very inconsistent with heat blowing. The dealer then said that it needs another flush for 400.00 or to get a new system for 1600.00!!!!!!!*&%$#@

To say the least I am sick and tired of putting money into this car. It seems like

every month I put money into. I am never going to buy a VW again!

- , West Hartford, CT, USA

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